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Are the Kings reliant on Keegan Murray taking the next step?

Jun 19, 2024, 9:04 AM

Keegan Murray #13 of the Sacramento Kings looks on against the Golden State Warriors during the fou...

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 07: Keegan Murray #13 of the Sacramento Kings looks on against the Golden State Warriors during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game at Golden 1 Center on April 07, 2023 in Sacramento, California.NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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Tristi Rodriguez, who covers the Sacramento Kings (and other teams) for NBC Sports Bay Area, joined The Drive Guys Tuesday to discuss hosting Sacramento’s recent celebrity softball game, why the Kings need to make a move this offseason, the importance of the growth of Keegan Murray, and more.

JaVale McGee coordinated a celebrity softball game at Sutter Health Park, home of the River Cats, and Rodriguez helped emcee the event alongside Sactown Sports’ radio producer Jay Johnson. The two shared their experiences from the event at the beginning of their conversation.

Of course, it then shifted over to the state of the Kings. With the NBA offseason officially underway, the guys got her perspective on the level of “need” to make a move to continue to improve the roster.

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Rodriguez expressed her thoughts on Keegan Murray’s crucial role in the long-term growth and development of Sacramento’s franchise. Is there an optimism around that belief?

Be sure to check out the link above to hear the full conversation that features that debate and plenty more great conversation.

When is the next off-season date of interest for Keegan Murray and the Sacramento Kings?

The NBA Draft is now a two-night event.

Wednesday, June 26th, will act as the first night of the 2024 NBA Draft, where the Sacramento Kings will make their first-round selection (13th). The second round of the draft will be held on Thursday, June 27th, where the Kings will use its 45th overall pick.

Sacramento hasn’t had a first-round pick since 2022, when it selected Iowa product Keegan Murray with the fourth overall pick.

Stay locked into Sactown Sports for all of your Kings draft coverage, including player profiles, reports regarding pre-draft workouts, draft night coverage, and much more.

NBA Offseason Schedule

  • Wednesday, June 26-Thursday, June 27th – 2024 NBA Draft
  • Sunday, June 30th – Free Agent negotiating window opens (3 PM PST)
  • Saturday, July 6th – Free Agents can officially sign contracts
  • July 12-22nd – Las Vegas Summer League
  • July 27-August 11th – 2024 Olympic Games
  • Friday, September 27th – NBA training camps begin

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